After a long, hot, fun filled Memorial Day weekend I headed off to my first week of work. On the first day my supervisor took me on a tour and introduced me to all the employees within the DRC who I could be working with over the course of the summer. I also got fingerprinted and went through the formalities to get my office pass. It was a very short day as I got there at 9 am and was sent home at 11 am.
Today turned out to be much more productive and informative as the pieces started to fall into place regarding what I will actually be doing over the summer. I presently have three projects I am working on including evaluating the DRC website for accessibility and helping to evaluate nominees for the annual DOT awards ceremony. I am also assisting with a project that hopes to bring more disabled individuals into the DOT workforce.
The feel of the office is great. Everyone is very supportive, it is very laid back and everyone gets along very well. Best of all I found out I won’t need to be wearing a suit to work every day in the 90 degree weather.